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10 Superfoods to Achieve Better Health
Do you want to achieve better health? Well start by adding in more of these superfoods to your diet. You will get more fiber, vitamins and minerals than you would if you took them in pill form. It will improve your digestion and your body will surely thank you!
Superfoods are nutrient rich foods that contain phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are special chemicals that are known to have disease-fighting properties. Superfoods lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer and put you in a better mood. Superfoods are readily abundant in your local grocery store or supermarket. Superfoods usually can be eaten in a single serving without adding anything to it. Many superfoods are derived from fruits and vegetables. Although, superfoods are necessary for you diet, eating only superfoods will not provide you with all your essential nutrients. Adding in 3-4 superfoods each day is a great way to help your body and help fight disease. Here is a list of 10 great superfoods:

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1. Spinach and Kale

Increase your vegetable intake with these 2 green leafy veggies. Both are packed full of vitamins A, C, & K, folate, potassium, magnesium, iron, lutein and phytochemicals.

2. Sweet Potatoes

Not only to be eaten on Thanksgiving, sweet potatoes are one of THE Best vegetables you can eat. Full of carotenoids, vitamin C, potassium and fiber. Most times baked with marshmallows to increase the sweetness.

3. Butternut Squash

Most commonly eaten in the summer time when fresh grown. This vegetable can be added to many meals including soup or stir-fry. High in fiber and vitamins A & C.

4. Grape Tomatoes

These small tomatoes are perfect for bite size snacks especially for vegetable trays. All the great nutritional characteristics of tomatoes condensed into a perfect little package. Rich in vitamin A & C, fiber, and phytochemicals.

5. Broccoli

Raw or cooked, broccoli is full of vitamin C, carotenoids and folic acid. Whether you like it crisp, or tender broccoli will give you all the nutrients you need.

6. Citrus fruits

Comes in all shapes, colors and sizes: oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, tangerine, Clementine, mandarin, kumquat, Minneola, tangelo, and pummelo. Rich in vitamin C, folic acid, and fiber.

7. Salmon

Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help to reduce the risk of heart attacks. Wild salmon have less contaminants than farmed salmon.

8. Fat-Free, Skim, or 1% milk

An excellent source of calcium, vitamins, and protein. Like wise low-fat yogurt has these nutrients as well. But not 2% milk or soy milk unless they are added by the manufacturer.

9. Crisp breads

Whole grain rye crackers normally referred to as crisp breads are loaded with fiber and often fat free.

10. Brown rice

Quick cooking or regular brown rice has fiber, magnesium, vitamin E and B-6, copper, zinc, and phytochemicals that white rice or enriched rice do not have.

Add these foods to your diet and notice the difference in your health!